Week 9 is in the books for Mountain West football and there were some off teams, but for those who played what did we take away from those games.
Utah State can't catch a break with its quarterback spot
The Aggies are having some bad luck at its quarterback position. Craig Harrison left the game with a leg injury and now Utah State is down to its fourth quarterback who is true freshman Kent Myers. He went just 3 of 5 for 45 yards and rushed three times for 28 yards.
@KMyersballin shook the DE and runs for 20 yds.@SachseStangs pic.twitter.com/0CYs5NY3nd— Coach Nate (@DynastyPA) October 25, 2014
In other quarterback news, Fresno State goes with a young gun
Yes, Fresno State did not play this weekend, but early Sunday morning a report surfaced that redshirt freshman Zack Greenlee is being named the Bulldogs starting quarterback, and will replace Brian Burrell. Greenlee has seen only limited action this year and looked good in his time on the field against Southern Utah where he completed 4 of 7 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. The real question will be if head coach Tim DeRuyter will allow Greenlee to just play and not yank him if he struggles.
BYU is 0-3 against the Mountain West
Former conference member BYU started the season as one of the most dynamic teams in the country but injuries have really hurt its season, however it is nice to see Utah State, Nevada and most recently Boise State top the Cougars. UNLV is up next and that would be a real accomplishment if the Rebels were to complete the Mountain West sweep over BYU this year.
Did Wyoming finds it new running back?
With starting running back D.J. May out for the year with a torn ACL. the Wyoming Cowboys were thought to be in trouble in its ground attack. Well, in came freshman Brian Hill who had a big game in the Border War against Colorado State where he rushed for 121 yards, a long of 40 and a pair of touchdowns.